Kinepolis opens six new IMAX screens
12 October 2023
In May of this year, Kinepolis Group and IMAX Corporation announced the expansion of their longstanding partnership with an agreement that included six new IMAX screens in Europe and North America. Renovations have now been completed almost everywhere and all new IMAX locations have been or will be opened in the coming days and weeks.
The IMAX screen in Landmark Cinemas’ Waterloo location in Ontario, Canada, was the first to open its doors, on 7 October. IMAX Liège, in Belgium, will be open to the public as from 13 October, IMAX Kirchberg in Luxembourg as from 18 October, IMAX Nîmes in France as from 19 October, and IMAX Madrid (Spain) as from 20 October. ‘Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour’ and Martin Scorcese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ will be the first screenings to be shown there, for moviegoers to enjoy the world's most immersive film experience. Lastly, the new IMAX screen at MJR Southgate (US) will open on 9 November with the release of ‘The Marvels’.
|IMAX Waterloo (Landmark Cinemas Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)||7 October 2023|
|IMAX Liège (Kinepolis Liège, Belgium)||13 October 2023|
|IMAX Kirchberg (Kinepolis Kirchberg, Luxembourg)||18 October 2023|
|IMAX Nîmes (Kinepolis Nîmes, France)||19 October 2023|
|IMAX Madrid (Kinepolis Ciudad de la Imagen, Spain)||20 October 2023|
|IMAX Southgate (MJR Southgate, Michigan, US)||9 November 2023|
These openings bring the tally of IMAX screens operated by Kinepolis Group to 13 locations, six of which in Europe, six in Canada and one in Michigan, US.
All new locations are equipped with IMAX® with Laser, a next generation laser projection and multi-channel sound system exclusive to IMAX theatres. IMAX with laser is developed specifically to deliver crystal-clear, lifelike images and precision sound for an unparalleled cinematic experience. The technology is distinguished by a pioneering 4K laser projection system with a new optical engine, specially designed lenses and a series of patented technologies that deliver brighter images with higher resolution, deeper contrast and the widest colour palette exclusive to IMAX screens.
"The agreement with IMAX demonstrates our commitment to continue investing in the ultimate movie experience, offering more movie lovers the chance to watch films in IMAX," said Eddy Duquenne, CEO of Kinepolis Group. "Moviegoers increasingly expect premium movie experiences and we know from our customers that IMAX meets those expectations in every way."
“IMAX is thrilled to be expanding its footprint in several countries and to open the very first IMAX location in Luxembourg,” said Giovanni Dolci, Chief Sales Officer at IMAX. “It is the next step in our long-term partnership with Kinepolis as they continue to invest in bringing the best cinematic experiences possible to their customers worldwide.”
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Kinepolis Group NV was formed in 1997 as a result of the merger of two family-run cinema groups and was listed on the stock exchange in 1998. Kinepolis offers an innovative cinema concept which serves as a pioneering model within the industry. In addition to its cinema business, the Group is also active in film distribution, event organization, screen publicity and property management.
In Europe, Kinepolis Group NV has 63 cinemas spread across Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Poland. Since the acquisition of Canadian movie theatre group Landmark Cinemas and American movie theatre group MJR Theatres, Kinepolis also operates 38 cinemas in Canada and 10 in the US.
In total, Kinepolis Group currently operates 111 cinemas worldwide, with a total of 1,138 screens and more than 200,000 seats. Kinepolis’ employees are all committed to giving millions of visitors an unforgettable movie experience. More information on www.kinepolis.com/corporate.
About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture, and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you've never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX systems to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, making IMAX's network among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe. Streaming technology company SSIMWAVE, an IMAX subsidiary, is a leader in AI-driven video quality solutions for media and entertainment companies.
IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto, and Los Angeles, with additional offices in London, Dublin, Tokyo, and Shanghai. As of March 31, 2023, there were 1,711 IMAX systems (1,631 commercial multiplexes, 12 commercial destinations, 68 institutional) operating in 87 countries and territories. Shares of IMAX China Holding, Inc., a subsidiary of IMAX Corporation, trade on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code "1970."
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